UR robotic arms: all the game-changing benefits that they offerApril 28, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. is Canada’s leading authority on robotic technology, supplying the Universal Robots (UR) line of collaborative robotic arms, or “cobots”. These lightweight, flexible robots have changed the face of manufacturing in more than 40 countries, offering the benefits of advanced robotic automation at lower cost.
The advantages of these cobots by UR are reinventing automation in this way, resulting in a fast return on investment for all users.
More than 31,000 units sold
UR has designed these collaborative robotic arms to share workspaces with humans and make automation easier, serving as affordable, innovation solutions for applications in many sectors. They even work for small-batch production runs or mixed product assembly. Evidence of their effectiveness: manufacturers have bought more than 31,000 units around the world to date. Advanced Motion & Controls continues to revolutionize industry with them in Canada.
Cobots offer several main user benefits. First, UR’s patented technology enables easy operation; even users with no programming experience can set them up quickly. The intuitive, three-dimensional visualization and the arrow keys on the touchscreen tablet allow the user to move the cobot to desired waypoints. It typically takes only half a day to set up a cobot, reducing deployment time from weeks to hours. An untrained user can unpack the cobot, mount it into position, and program the first simple task in less than an hour.
Next, automation is very flexible. A standard automation robot can perform only one task, but these collaborative robotic arms are easy to re-deploy to several applications without changing production layout. Lightweight and space-saving, they can be moved quickly and easily to new processes, with the agility to automate small batch runs and frequent line changeovers.
The most important advantage may be safe collaboration. Companies can use cobots for dirty, dangerous, and dull tasks that may injure human workers, even with repetitive strain injuries. The TÜV, or the German Technical Inspection Association, has approved and certified cobots’ safety systems, and 80 per cent of them function with no safety guarding, after a risk-assessment process.
For more information, contact Advanced Motion & Controls.